Myanmar: Countrywide Displacement Snapshot (August 2013)
In Rakhine, the inter-communal violence in June and October 2012 resulted in at least 140,000 people displaced. In an effort to minimize an adverse effect of the rainy season, over 79,000 people have been relocated to temporary shelters. However, durable solutions that avoid community segregation need to be implemented urgently through trust building and reconciliation.
The conflict in Kachin and northern Shan States has displaced an estimated 100,000 people. As of August, the number of registered IDPs staying in camps has reached more than 91,000. Sustained access for provision of assistance for relief and eventually recovery operations is yet to be achieved. Since the beginning of the conflict in June 2011, a total of 11 cross-line missions were conducted to border areas, covering only 20 per cent (some 10,000 IDPs) of the total caseload in areas beyond Government control.
More than 6,800 people remain displaced in Meikhtila as of Aug 2013, of the over 12,000 affected people at the beginning of the unrest in March 2013.
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